High Spirits Double Nova Flute (A, G, F#)
The Nova flute in the video above is tuned in F#. The ones in A and G can be heard in the videos below.
Our Double Flutes are as easy to play as the Single Flutes, they take just a little bit more breath. With a double flute you play the melody on one side and the other side provides the drone in the root note of the flute - it sounds like two people are playing.
Our Nova double flutes are handcrafted from domestic Spanish Cedar, which gives them a warm, full musical voice.
The dimensions for this flute are: 40,6 cm long by 5,7 cm
wide by 3,2 cm deep.
Our Double Flutes have two mouthpieces so you can play it as a double flute or a single flute instantly. The flute is tuned in the key of 'G' minor and can also be played in the relative major diatonic scale in the key of 'A#'.
The High Spirits 'Double Nova' Native American flute is a handmade instrument, built by renowned flutemaker Odell Borg. Odell has been making flutes for over 25 years in Arizona. The left hand flute has no fingerholes, it will therefore always play the root note when you decide to blow into both blowing holes at the same time. This will make the flute play a drone, and the right hand flute plays like a normal Native American flute.
This particular model has been made out of Spanish Cedar wood, has a length of 40 cm and is tuned to A, G or F# (optional).
The flute comes with a free DVD and instructional manual, allowing you to become a good native flute player, even without any previous musical experience.
How to play this flute?
- Blow into the end of the flute
- This is very easy, you do not need any embouchure
- There are two blowing holes
- You can blow one at a time, or both at the same time
- It does not require a lot of air
- The right hand flute has six fingerholes
The musical possibilities
- You can easily play in the minor pentatonic scale
- Play in major pentatonic by starting on the second note (4 holes closed)
- It is possible to play tones outside of these scales as well
- Use half-holes (half cover the fingerhole) to do so
- The flute has a reach of more than one octave